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Feeling Scrappy

I’m feeling scrappy lately, and I don’t just mean that I am in the mood to scrapbook. (Though I often am. It’s the only kind of papercrafting I do, and I love it!) No, I’m scrappy in the sense that I have a lot of paper scraps, and I want to use them.

Cutting scraps into paper strips is an easy way to use them up. The scraps on the Photobooth page made a great mat for the photostrip—all you have to do to re-create this look is cut leftover pieces of Etcetera Designer Series Paper into strips and overlap them until you’re pleased with the results.

Since I love grid and ledger paper, I chose this for my full-sheet background. I decided the dress form figure on this paper would compete with the photo for attention, so I covered up that element with the photo and mat strips.

Using dies (US / CA) and punches (US / CA) are another way to maximize your scraps. I used the new Chevron Punch with a piece of Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock to make the arrow border on the Photobooth page above. I used another punch, the little scallop from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, to add small confetti to this Happy Birthday page.

Our Framelits (US / CA) offer another way to stretch your scrap supply. I used two sizes from the Labels Collection Framelits to frame the title and add an embellishment (US / CA) at the top.

The next time you work on a project, pull out your scraps and see what you can do with them!

Alyssa H.
Senior Writer/Editor